There is nothing greater than taking some time off your normal day to day life, for a beach holiday in Kenya; imagine relaxing on a white sandy beach with a cold drink, sunbathing, swimming with dolphins, deep sea diving, dhow sailing, playing golf, beach volleyball, fishing, visiting marine parks, among many other beach activities. Check out some of our sample beach holiday packages below or Contact one of our beach holiday experts, to structure a personalized beach holiday for you.
This an 11 days combined beach and safari holiday, that start with a Nairobi City excursion, game watching safari at Masai Mara and Amboseli national park, and finally relaxing at Nyali beach; enjoying various Spa treatment and water sport on offer. On this itinerary, you can be
This a 7 days Beach wedding and safari honeymoon in Kenya, the ceremony starts with a city excursion in Lamu, then proceed to Manda Island for the big day and safari honeymoon at Masai Mara. Here you will have a unique style to say " Yes I DO
This a 7 days beach holiday in Kenya, that’s starts by spending some quality time sunbathing on the white sandy beach of Diani. Then proceed to Mombasa for a day on city excursion, before heading to Malindi to continue enjoying the luxury beach stay and beach activities. Diani
This is a 5 days Beach holiday in Kenya, that starts by spending quality time in Mombasa; visiting famous historical sites and attractions, then proceed south to Diani beach, where you will spend most of the time on the beach relaxing, sailing or engaging in any of the
This a four days beach holiday in Watamu, the holiday is purely centered on beach vacation with a small historical sites tour of nearby Malindi. Major activities will be relaxing on the beach and enjoying various treatments on offer,swimming, sailing trips, diving and snorkeling excursions, beach walks and
This a one day Mombasa City excursion to major attractions in Mombasa; the trip include visiting Fort Jesus, Haller Park, the Old Town and Bombolulu Workshops and Cultural Center. It’s a great package, for one day activity and family getaway. This itinerary can be tailored to meet your
Besides the outstanding wildlife safari holidays, Kenya is also blessed with a long stretch of beautiful beaches along the coastline; from the famous Diani beach at the south coast in Mombasa, through to Malindi, Watamu and Lamu Archipelago on the north. Whether you are after a private romantic holiday, or some time alone to bond with family, or just a weekend out with friends trying out your water sporting skills, Kenya has it all.
The beaches offer a wide range of accommodation with various Spa treatments, entertainment and beach holiday activities. Accommodation ranges from the luxury 5 star beach resorts, Family villas, private secluded lodges and budgeted accommodation.
Most of the Kenyan beaches are clean, safe with warm tropical waters and the people are very friendly. The luxury resorts and lodges along the coastline have private beaches that are well managed, with kids clubs, safe swimming areas, tennis courts, golf courses, safe diving areas and among other beach activities. Whether it's a private beach holiday for family, a romantic beach honeymoon, beach wedding or sometime out on the beach with friends; Kenya is the place to be.
Besides the normal trend of relaxing under the sun with a cold drink, reading a book or enjoying various treatments; there are so many other beach activities available in Kenya. You could take a sailing day trip to the islands, view great marine life, do fishing or engage in some of the water sport activities available (diving, skating, surfing and so on).
Families can bring or make kites for the kids to fly, ride bikes along the beach, collect seashells or search for pieces of sea glasses or find any ocean friendly life like sea cucumbers. For the elderly, they can go for a sunset/sunrise walk along the beach, to watch birds, relax on the beach or enjoy the wide variety of Spa treatment offered. And for the teenagers they can engage in some of the beach activities such as beach volleyball, football, jump rope, tossing Frisbee back and forth among others.
The Kenyan beaches are close to towns, national parks, Marine Parks, historical sites and museums; with this mind, you can easily combine your beach holiday with a wildlife watching safari, city excursions or a marine park tour.
The climate along the coastal areas in Kenya is generally sunny, humid with cool breezes from the sea. Due to climate changes, we strongly advise our beach holiday clients to Contact us for an updated weather information.
Feel free to check out any of our beach holiday sample packages above or tailor make your own beach holiday.
Get yourself well prepared by reading through some of our general beach holiday tips and advice, feel free to Contact our beach holiday experts for additional information or advice on specific beach destination in Africa.
It is true that Budgeting for a Beach holiday can be a hustle and painful. We at Kentz Safaris have broken down the cost in three categories (accommodation, transport and destination), to make it easy for you while calculating your Beach holiday. The three categories determine your holiday cost and can vary quite substantially depending on what you choose.
Accommodation is most paramount when deciding your beach holiday budget, beside the class and reputation of a hotel; other factors that increase the cost of hotels include it's location; hotels and lodges that are located along the beach and on less crowded areas tend to cost more compared to the once in towns and away from the beach.
Transport is the other factor; private mode of transport and luxury chartered flight tend to cost more compared to shared minibuses, vans and overland trucks. And finally the high and low season; visiting a top beach destination on high season would cost more compared to low season.
Most top beaches in Kenya are well accessible, well-managed and clean; however beaches like Lamu, Malindi, Tiwi beach and Watamu are more quiet and secluded compared to Diani, Nyali and kilifi which are close to towns and have plenty of beach activities and can easily be combined with a city excursion. Beaches like Lamu, Malindi and Watamu are more ideal for people who want some time alone on honeymoon, private wedding and low profile beach holidays.
For beach holidays in Kenya, we strongly recommend our client to consult with their travel doctor to ensure they have appropriate vaccination and Malaria tablets. Also it’s important to have a travel insurance cover.
To protect yourself against sea urchins and sharp coral, it’s good to wear old or cheap shoes if you are visiting beaches with lots of sea urchins and coral.
For most beach destinations; simply pack plenty of beach and casual wear, the coastal region is said to be hot throughout the year with short rains in April-May, June-July are said to be cooler (about 25°C).
With this in mind, have a couple of long trousers and long sleeve T-shirts; for the evenings to prevent you from mosquitoes and the chilled evenings. Other important stuff would include a sunhat, sunglasses and a waterproof/windproof jacket, painkillers, Sun cream, insect repellents, a binocular and a camera with all its appropriate extras such as lenses and cleaner.
If you are traveling to areas that are predominantly Muslim society we strongly advise you to dress appropriate and respect their local customs.
For all visitors to Kenya except from east Africa require a visa; to acquire a Kenyan visa, you need at least 3 month valid passport, an application form, an application fee (varies from £ 30) , a passport size photograph and a safari itinerary. Check out with your local Kenyan embassy for postal visa applications. You can also apply a Visa at any Kenyan entry point.